John Travolta has exited a kingdom of isolation to make a statement about his now-infamous Idina Menzel gaffe during Sunday’s Oscars.
“I’ve been beating myself up all day. Then I thought … what would Idina Menzel say … ‘She’d say, Let it go, let it go!'” Travolta, who introduced Menzel as “Adele Dazeem,” said via his publicist. “Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy ‘Frozen’ took home two Oscars Sunday night!”
Travolta’s flub was an instant viral smash, spawning fake Twitter accounts (here’s our favorite) and the “Adele Dazeem Name Generator” (HuffPost Entertainment becomes Hubert Edjans). According to E! News, Menzel herself was not fazed by the mistake: “She thought it was so funny. She was like, ‘What are you going to do?'” a source told the website.
Poor Danny. He’s got the eyes of a wet mop now. And he’s definitely not racing for pinks. OK so I was going to do this whole post with Grease quotes but I’ll save that for another day. On the real though (new catch phrase) John Travolta had one job Sunday: talk for 30 seconds and introduce an Oscar nominated singer who’s name was on the teleprompter in front of him. I’m not part of the camp who is saying he should have known her name because I haven’t seen Frozen and I have no idea who Idina Menzel is. But I am part of the camp who expects a professional actor to be able to pronounce a name on a teleprompter correctly. Naturally he just apologized like a normal person and now We can put this whole thing behind us. Oh wait, no he didn’t. He started singing the song of the musician who’s name he pronounced wrong. GOOD. Love me some John Travolta, but ever since his weird beach dancing commercial I can’t say I completely trust him. He’s losing his mind, and someone is going to reap the benefits.